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Technical Notice

Final User Acceptance Test TRACE Portfolio Trades and TRACE Treasuries Reporting

April 26, 2023

Beginning May 15, 2023, the following FINRA TRACE rules changes will take effect:

  1. Members must report transactions in TRACE-eligible corporate debt securities which are part of a portfolio trade with an appropriate modifier. The Sale Condition 4 modifier, available via the TRAQS secure web browser and the TRACE FIX protocol (Tag 22004), will be available for this designation, as described in Regulatory Notice 22-12.
  2. FINRA will reduce the timeframe for reporting transactions in Treasuries securities to TRACE, as described in Regulatory Notice 22-27.

To support these changes, a final production User Acceptance Test (UAT) will occur on Saturday, May 6, 2023. Firms should notify FINRA Market Operations of their intent to participate in the UAT via email. Please include the firm name, MPID(s) used, names of testers and web usernames, if applicable, no later than noon on Thursday, May 4, 2023, to register for the test.

The UAT will start at approximately 9:30 a.m. ET and end at approximately 12:30 p.m. ET.

The trade execution date for the test will be May 6, 2023. Please note that during this test FINRA’s Participant Data Management (PDM) system will be unavailable.

A conference line will be open for the duration of the test. Due to a limited number of lines, firms should consider sharing the line if calling from the same location.

Function Link Notes

TRAQS Production Environment



FIX Production Environment



Users must connect to their dedicated FIX production ports

TRACE Data Feeds


Production Addresses will broadcast data

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2023
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET
Dial-in: (800) 519-4276
Passcode: 8584438

Please contact FINRA Product Management or call (866) 899-2107 with questions regarding this notice.